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A plea from HRI...

HRI PLEA

When Havanese Rescue Inc., opened their arms in July of 2004, little did anyone imagine how many dogs would be in need of our help. That first year HRI took in 33 Havanese. To date, HRI has taken in 710 dogs through the end of August, 2012.

HRI is close to having a crisis. We simply don't have enough foster homes in the places where the dogs are to take all these additional dogs, and as heartbreaking for us as it will be, we may have to start turning dogs away. Just recently while we were trying to find a placement for a dog, the owner lost patience and took her to a shelter. We're scrambling now to make arrangements to pick her up.

Won't you please consider volunteering/fostering for Rescue? We have wonderful volunteers with all levels of experience and expertise who are always happy to help every inch of the way. Volunteering is just that. There are times folks in our organization are unable to foster. Family obligations, illness, vacations, etc., may not allow one to foster at a particular time. And that's perfectly okay.

Our breed is in trouble and they need us. The increase in Havanese being surrendered is staggering, and the stories that come with each one can be just as staggering. Tonight while you're holding your furry family member, please think of others who have never had belly rubs, a soft lap, gently kisses, or a warm bed.

Please consider giving your time and your love. All we require is a passion for Havanese. If you have any questions please send a note to either me, Pam Wagner at [email protected] or Ursula Bassolino at [email protected] or Sally Cotumaccio at [email protected].

Pam Wagner
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NOTE: Please don't forget to participate in the Health Study. Results will help all Havanese everywhere
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Hi Linda-I put in an application a few weeks ago but have not been contacted by anyone. Does it typically take a few weeks for the applications to be processed or should I contact someone (maybe I didn't submit it correctly?)

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write to one of the addresses in my post

HRI is on alert now, and they don't want anyone to slip through the cracks. Try sending an email to Pam from my original message. I am sure she will get right back to you.

Thank you for caring...and loving these dogs.

Recently, a couple of dogs were rescued together. Can you imagine having been together all their lives but possibly separated? Their senior owner was too ill to care for them, and family members didn't share her love for them...

Thank goodness for HRI...and wonderful people like you.

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Julie try this...

for Piper's Mom:
Pam Wagner at [email protected]

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A plea from HRI

Hi Julie,
There are times when it has taken us weeks or even months to process new volunteers, after all we are an all-volunteer organization, and we value people's privacy, so don't have a huge group processing (it was me alone for the first few years).
Your registration (assuming you're the right Julie, F.?) is from the 21st, and your file was assigned for processing on last Thursday, right before the holiday weekend. I'm sure you'll be getting a call shortly.
We have started a new system where applicants are getting a call within a week, but it's just getting off the ground, so we're still ironing out the kinks. Thank you for applying to volunteer and foster.
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Thank you Linda & Ursula. I just wanted to be sure I submitted it properly. I look forward to be able to help in any way.

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What states are you looking for fosters in? Which states are most heavily impacted?

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HRI is looking for homes in every state and CA is one where volunteers are needed. Please go to the website-www.havaneserescue.com and fill out an application. If you are not able to foster don't make that stop you from applying. There are many more "jobs" with HRI that does not always include fostering.

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